Health and Economic Benefits of Chronic Disease Interventions

At a glance

  • Chronic diseases are the leading causes of illness, disability, and death in the United States. They are also the leading drivers of our nation's $4.5 trillion in annual health care costs.
  • CDC funds partners to use proven interventions that improve quality of life and save money.
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Proven chronic disease interventions can be cost-effective. "Cost-effectiveness" recognizes that the cost of the intervention is worthwhile in terms of longer life and better quality of life.

Read more about the high cost of chronic conditions and the health and economic benefits of proven interventions in the fact sheets below.

Interventions for specific chronic conditions

Special topic: COVID-19 and chronic conditions

Reducing chronic disease risk factors and improving management of chronic conditions can help protect people from serious illness from COVID-19. These efforts can reduce health and economic costs of chronic conditions and COVID-19 and better prepare communities for future public health emergencies. Read more.